After revealing that the next edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will take place on the 5th March, DR has released further information about the upcoming edition of the competition. The Danish broadcaster has revealed that Tina Müller and Martin Brygmann will be hosting the competition once again and that the competition will be held in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning.
Hosting the competition and the return of the show in an Arena
If the names of the hosts are familiar, that’s because Tina Müller and Martin Brygmann hosted this year’s edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, which took place at DR studios. Upon this announcement, Tina expressed her excitement about hosting and having an audience.
The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is a huge folk festival and after two years without audiences, I am most looking forward to, together with a packed Boxen, giving the eight songs and artists the support and celebration they deserve.Tina Müller on hosting Dansk Melodi Grand Prixc 2022 (translated)
In addition to the confirmation of the hosts, DR also confirmed that Jyske Bank Boxen Arena will be holding the competition for the fourth time. This will also mark the first time in two years that Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will have an audience. In 2020, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix was supposed to have an audience. However, due to the threat of COVID-19, the Danish Government imposed restrictions on events where more than 1,000 people are attending. This made Dansk Melodi Grand Prix the only National Final to be held without an audience in 2020.
What we know about Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022
At the time of writing, submissions for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix are currently open, and interested artists, have until the 29th of October, to submit their entries. The eight songs, which will be competing in next year’s competition, is set to be published on February 2022, ahead of the competition.
Denmark’s Eurovision Journey
Denmark first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1957 and notched their first win in 1963 with Grethe and Jorgan Ingmann’s “Dansevise”. The country left the contest after 1966 but returned in 1978, and achieved mixed results in the next two decades. Denmark earned two third-place finishes in 1988 and 1989 but was then relegated three times in 1994, 1996, and 1998.
They finally achieved their second victory in 2000 with the Olsen Brothers’ “Fly on the Wings of Love”, and have only missed the grand final five times since the introduction of the semi-finals. A six-year qualification streak from 2008 culminated in its third win in 2013 with Emmelie de Forrest’s “Only Teardrops”.
Denmark’s recent participation saw them being represented by Fyr Og Flamme with the song “Øve os på hinanden”, which managed to place 11th in the semi-final where they received 89 points from the Jury and Televoters.
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News Source: DR
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